Freedom When Forgiven
Two remarkable pictures by Margaret Lindsay Williams were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1917-1918. The first, "The Devil's Daughter," shows a ballet dancer turning away from the symbol of the cross, which represents eternal life through the death of Christ. She is a young lady who trips through life like a gay butterfly. In her arms she holds death-a hideous skull with its empty eye sockets and grinning teeth.
In the companion picture, "The Triumph," The ballet dancer is prostrated at the feet of One who just visible in the background. Behind her are the soft lights, the stage, and the gay symbols of her past life. The girl has dropped the ugly head of Death and now caresses the feet of the One who stands before her. A tear falls from the dancer's face. The answer is not hard to find. Above the dancer's head, held by two nail-pierced hands, is a crown of life. The One she worship is the Man of Calvary. Her life has been yielded to Him. And she praises His holy name.
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Now there are several things I want us to look at in our message this morning.
I. FIRST OF ALL THE SINNER'S PROBLEM
The words of the Bible that describe that problem is rich. There are least 20 different words that describe in biblical language what the problem of sin is.
Sin is means to means to bend or twist something. Sin means to go astray. It means we wonder away. Sin means to do violence. We do violence to our humanity and to our relationship to God. Literally sin means to miss a goal
Sin means to refuse to obey.
Sins means to revolt it is an act of rebellion against God.
Sin means to be corrupt. Sin has about it an adulterating
And corrupting quality.
Sin means to be polluted and it i ...
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